8 Meal Box Delivery Comparisons – Part Two

Finishing the round-up of reviews for popular meal box delivery companies.  If you missed part one, you’ll want to check it out to have the full picture.

It was not possible to personally review all companies out there, for a variety of reasons, unfortunately.  In these two posts, I summarize some basic facts about each service, the cost, and any available discounts.

Similarities – MOST of these companies offer a vegetarian option.  All support fresh, locally sourced produce and meats.  Many have a Registered Dietitian on staff.

 1. Plated 

  • Website – Plated
  • Plans -2 person or 3 person, with 2, 3 or 4 meals per order
  • Pricing  -Smallest plan is 2 person, 2 meals = $48.  Largest plan is 3 person, 4 meals = $144.  Shipping costs vary.
  • Per Meal Cost – All equate to $12 per meal
  • Discounts – Website offers free 2 dinners with first order.
  • Unique – Desserts available!

2. Home Chef 

  • Website – Home Chef
  • Plans – order 2, 4 or 6 servings per order.
  • Per Meal Cost – $9.95 per dinner serving or $4.95 per breakfast serving.
  • Discounts – $30 off first order using this code: FB30FREE.   Referral program.
  • Unique -Two breakfast choices offered each week.

3. Green Chef

  • Website – Green Chef
  • Plans -2 person or 4 person plan.  Order as many meals per week as you want.
  • Per Meal Cost – Depends on the type of meal.  Cheapest is Vegetarian ($10.49 per meal) and most expensive is Paleo ($14.99 per meal).  Other options include Omnivore ($11.99 per meal), Vegan ($11.99 per meal), Gluten Free ($13.49 per meal) and Carnivore ($13.49 per meal).
  • Discounts – Website offers 2 meals free for the first order.
  • Unique – Organic ingredients.  Eco-friendly packaging.

4. Blue Apron

  • Website – Blue Apron
  • Plans – 2 person or 4 person plans available.  The 2 person plan offers 3 meals per order.  The 4 person plan offers 2 or 4 meals per order.
  • Pricing  – 2 person, 3 meal plan = $59.94.  4 person, 2 meal plan = $69.92.  4 person, 4 meal plan = $139.84.  Free delivery.
  • Per Meal Cost – Ranges from $8.74 per meal to $9.99 per meal.
  • Discounts – Website offers $30 off first order
  • Unique – Blue Apron is definitely the largest and most well-known of the meal delivery companies.  They also sell wine.
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Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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